Buying a car

Independent and trusted reviews of car reliability and safety and buying guides to help you choose the right car.

Hyundai ix35 Highlander

Hyundai ix35 family car review

A family of CHOICE members take the wheel of the Hyundai ix35.

18 Feb 2014 | CHOICE members Johanne Rossi and Tobias Dunn and their family took the Hyundai ix35 Highlander AWD 2.0L Diesel for a drive.

Kia Rondo

Kia Rondo first look

CHOICE and one of our member families take the Kia Rondo Platinum GDI 2.0L for a test drive

17 Dec 2013 | A CHOICE member family takes the Kia Rondo Platinum GDI 2.0L for a spin. Find out how they rate its features.

The Ford Kuga

Ford Kuga first look

CHOICE and a member family take the Ford Kuga Titanium TDCi AWD for a test drive.

21 Nov 2013 | A CHOICE member family takes the Ford Kuga Titanium TDCi AWD for a spin. How do they rate its features and space?

Mazda CX5 Maxx Sport 2.2L Diesel AWD

Mazda CX5 first look

We test drive the five-seater Maxx Sport 2.2L Diesel AWD, a luxury variant of the Mazda CX-5.

24 Oct 2013 | A CHOICE member family took the five-seater Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport 2.2L Diesel AWD for a spin. What did they think of its performance and space?

Car financing

Car finance options

The pros and cons of using a personal loan, home loan redraw, car dealer finance, or car manufacturer finance to buy a car.

27 Aug 2013 | What is the best way to finance a car? Check the pros and cons for car manufacturer’s deals, personal loans, a redraw on your home loan and car dealer finance.

Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4 test drive

CHOICE staffer Jen Paterson and her family took the Toyota RAV4 GX for a spin.

6 Jun 2013 | How did the Patersons find the handling of the mid-level Toyota SUV, the RAV4 GX AWD?

Honda CRV

Honda CR-V first look

CHOICE members the Websters took the Honda 4WD VTi-L for a test drive.

6 May 2013 | Did the Webster family think the five-seater Honda CR-V 4WD VTi, a luxury variant of the Honda CR-V, was a hit or miss after test driving it?

Nissan X trail

Nissan X-Trail first look

CHOICE members the Wain family took this small SUV from Nissan for a spin.

4 Apr 2013 | The five-seater X-Trail TL dCi 4WD packs in the features, but does it also pack in the passengers a little too tightly for comfort?

Subaru Forester 2.5i-S

Subaru Forester First Look

We test drive the five-seater 2.5i-S, a luxury variant of the Subaru Forester.

11 Mar 2013 | CHOICE members the Eleftheriou family took the five-seater Subaru Forester 2.5i-S for a spin. What did they think of its fancy features - and high price tag?

Mitsubishi ASX 2WD

Mitsubishi ASX first look

Did the Shepherdson family aspire to own the new Mitsubishi ASX Aspire?

12 Feb 2013 | This small SUV packs in the features, but could it also do with a little more grunt? CHOICE members the Shepherdsons take a test drive.

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